Keauhou Punahele, Big Island

Keauhou Punahele is a quiet, tropical condo resort located in Keauhou, Hawaii, overlooking the 8th hole of the Kona Country Club Ocean Course. The resort is situated near Keauhou Bay, Keauhou Shopping Center, and various snorkeling and surfing beaches. The well-maintained complex offers a swimming pool, jacuzzi, BBQ grill, and guest pavilion, all within a short walk from the condos. The surrounding grounds are carefully manicured with native Hawaiian plants, shrubs, and trees.

This non-smoking resort enforces strict noise rules, with quiet hours from 10 PM to 8 AM. It is conveniently located near various amenities, including a shopping center, grocery store, drug store, restaurants, post office, movie theater, and a weekly Farmer's Market. The Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa, offering oceanfront dining and entertainment, is also nearby. Guests can enjoy a range of activities such as stand-up paddleboarding, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, golfing, and exploring the charming seaside town of Kona.

Keauhou Punahele Average Rates

As of July 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Keauhou Punahele is $280. Note that prices vary depending on the specifc unit and season (holiday rates are usally much higher), and the averages don't include Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax or cleaning and booking fees. Visit the rentals page to see specific unit rates.

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 179 Guest Reviews

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The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units can vary considerably.

The Keauhou Punahele condo resort on Big Island receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests, highlighting its great location, spacious and clean units, and the abundance of amenities both within the condos and the resort complex. Many guests appreciate the quiet and peaceful environment, the beautiful views, and the well-maintained grounds. The condos are praised for being well-equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay, including kitchen utensils, beach gear, and modern appliances. The resort's proximity to attractions, beaches, and dining options is frequently mentioned as a plus.

However, there are a few recurring issues noted by guests. The lack of air conditioning in some units can make them uncomfortably warm, especially during the summer months. Some guests encountered maintenance issues such as broken appliances or fixtures, and a few mentioned cleanliness concerns like pests or dirty carpets in specific units. Parking can be challenging for those with multiple vehicles due to limited designated spots. The complex's rules, particularly around the pool area, are described as strict, which may not suit families with young children or those looking for a more relaxed atmosphere.

Overall, the Keauhou Punahele condo resort is highly recommended by most guests for its amenities, location, and the quality of the accommodations, with the understanding that some minor inconveniences may occur. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 179 guest reviews.

Recent Keauhou Punahele Reviews

Loved the location, out of the busy areas. We picked the dry and sunny side of the island. The condo had everything we could need. A large selection of snorkeling and beach items.
Sharon S.
April 2024

Gorgeous property with a view! Quiet complex. Very well appointed, with everything you'll need for your stay. Helen was an amazing host! Met us at the condo and showed us around, gave us a few recommendations for activities and restaurants etc, and also checked in during our stay to make sure all was well.
Sarah C.
April 2024

Just what we needed for our visit. The “Welcome” bottle of wine and chocolates was a nice touch!
Michelle S.
March 2024

We had a great stay at this very clean, spacious and incredibly well-equipped condo. Would highly recommend.
Gabi J.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We enjoyed our stay and want to return to the same condo next year. We would recommend this unit and this condo complex. Last year we stayed in the same complex. Very quiet, nice pool, beautifully kept grounds.We stay for a month, so I’d like a swifter and pads that go along with it so I could clean the floors. We love going to Coffee Shack, Lava Java, for breakfast, Gypsy Gelato up the hill. Of course, whale watching and snorkeling are the best on this island.
Ronald M.
March 2024

From the condo to the property grounds, this condo was beautiful and very comfortable. Everything is very clean and very well taken care of. The condo owner made sure we had clear directions to the condo, entry directions and even had her amazing coffee, fruit and avocados for us. She checked in with us to make sure everything was OK and was very easy to contact. We all enjoyed our stay here and very highly recommended it.
Cheryl B.
March 2024

We had a great week, enjoying the sunsets from the lanai and the comforts of home away from home. Everything was easy. Great communication from the host.
Kobie C.
March 2024

We stayed 35days we enjoyed this condo and area very much the condo has a large amount of kitchen and bathroom supplies and plenty of kitchen cooking tools the pool is just lovely with hardly anyone using it the condo has plenty of room and a nice big lanai
Bary M.
March 2024

We enjoyed our stay. We loved the location, the view, the pool and the hot tub. The people in the other condos were friendly and helpful. Our condo was just as described online and would definitely consider staying there again.
Debbie V.
March 2024

Beautiful location! Beautiful Condo!
Heidi M.
February 2024

Marilyn was immediately available and resolved any issue! She is respectful, kind, and easy to communicate with. The location was convenient. to beaches and town. With an artist/food market just down the road a couple times a week.
Susan H.
February 2024

We had a wonderful stay at the condo. This condo is spotless with beautiful view, spacious 2 bedrooms and fully stocked kitchen. The owner is super friendly, and gave us lots of great recommendations in the area. Highly recommend this place for family vacation! Can't wait to go back :) And thanks Helen for everything!
February 2024

Helen was truly an amazing host. She met us at the condo when we checked in to make sure everything was fine and we had no questions. She made 2 beautiful bouquets of flowers from her garden to grace the condo. Her large bowl of fresh fruit was greatly appreciated and delicious. She provided coffee grown on her trees that she harvested and roasted along with the descriptions. It’s the best coffee we ever tasted. Throughout our stay she answered questions, made some suggestions and offered to bring even more bounty from her garden. The condo itself was large and spacious and quiet. It overlooks the pool, a golf course and the ocean. We would highly recommend this condo to anyone considering renting on the Big Island. It is our favorite condo we have ever stayed in anywhere. The personal attention and her attention to detail made it most memorable.
February 2024

Good location. Lots of space. Quiet complex.
Linda W.
February 2024

Great location and the host was very help full during our stay. Would stay again
Russell W.
February 2024

The unit is in a well situated location, easy to get to and venture out to everything on the Big Island. The management company was very good at ensuring easy access to the condo and being available to us if we needed assistance with anything. The size of the unit was perfect for four adults and had all the amenities we required. The location of the unit within the complex was great, we had a pool and ocean view and really enjoyed the evening sunsets. We also appreciated that the quiet times were adhered to. The furniture within the unit needed some cleaning, which was being done after our check out. As well, it might be time to get new mattresses for the beds. they are getting a little tired and for some, too soft. All and all, we had an excellent experience in this condo and would not hesitate to go back again or recommend to others.
Lorraine M.
January 2024

The condo was exactly as described and well supplied with anything a family could need for a Hawaiian vacation including beach gear (chairs, boogie boards, coolers etc) and a fully stocked kitchen. The space was clean and spacious and the beds were comfortable. The washer and dryer came in handy with all the beach days. The ground floor lanai was a beautiful spot to enjoy a morning coffee and watch the sunset. The location was great- 2 minute drive or walk to Keahou bay for boating excursions (snorkel tours) and easy drive to grocery shopping and beaches. Sierra was excellent and responded quickly to any questions. We were extremely happy with the accommodations and the easy communication. We would love to return!
Amanda W.
January 2024

Very enjoyable. Clean, well kept and perfect.
Margaret C.
January 2024

The condo was perfect for 5 ladies celebrating a birthday week. We appreciated having the barbecue on the lanai. We ate most our meals at the condo- kitchen was well supplied. Improvements that would be the rental: need some sharp knives; need a new toaster (only 2 of 4 slice holders worked). Also was disappointed that the condo advertised a Smart TV — but wasn’t available. Couldn’t stream Netflix or other online platforms. Couldn’t mirror photos on my phone to the TV.
Barbara H.
January 2024

This unit is exactly as pictured. Spacious and well-equipped. Lanai affords lovely ocean and sunset views. Super close to everything you might need for a lovely Hawaiian vacay. Hostess Helen went above and beyond to make sure our stay was top notch. Highly recommend.
January 2024

We had a fantastic two week stay on the big island. We really enjoyed the VRBO that we stayed at. It was just as advertised with a great view and a great location to do all the things that we wanted to do on the island during our vacation.
Grant G.
January 2024

Nice place! Clean! We enjoyed our stay and hope to be back!
Andrea B.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The condo in Keauhou Punahele was the perfect location to stay for our annual trip to the Big Island. The condo is well situated to provide a quiet sanctuary nestled next to the Kona Country Club. But close enough to the Keahou Shopping Center and only minutes from Kailua. The unit is well-equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Very spacious for the 3 of us. Can't say enough for the cleaning crew, they provided us with a spotless condo upon arrival. Our only complaint would be that we had to leave. But we will be back!
David N.
January 2024

This turned out to be an excellent location for us, about halfway between Kailua and Captian Cook, where the majority of activities we did were located such as snorkeling, farm tour, outrigger canoe trip, kayak rental and national historical park. Plus the night manta ray snorkel is just down the street! We found good dining options in Captain Cook as well as in Kailua. Our stay was in December, so it was comfortable enough without air conditioning, 80 during the day and about 70 at night. It is a very quiet community and was safe enough to leave the sliding doors open. Kitchen had everything we needed for the bit of cooking we did, and there were plenty of beach towels, 4 beach chairs, a big cooler bag and other hard and soft sided coolers and ice packs, oh and two boogie boards, which our teens enjoyed. This condo had everything we needed and we never even looked for the bikes. My only suggestion for the owners would be to have the cleaning staff pay a little more attention to dusting the fans and cleaning light switches and remotes, but that has been the case for 4 out of 5 vrbos I've stayed at.
A O.
January 2024

Beautiful views and a great location. Quiet too. A great place to stay. Owners were great communicators as well.
Robert B.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Got there at 10 at nite everything was as we expected no pool key the next & texted knutson & they delivered a key great service other than that everything worked out well had a great hol
gordon d.
December 2023

Host was very communicative even though he was on vacation himself. First time in this unit but have stayed in theses condos before. Love the BBQ on the lanai. Lots of beach toys we appreciated.
L & D N.
December 2023

Condo was nice, but really was not that clean. We moved a chair and a piece of “chocolate” came out. The floors didn’t seem clean at all. We were hoping for a few more spices in the kitchen besides just salt and pepper and sharper knives but the rest of the dishes and pots were good. Unfortunately the coffee grinder didn’t work. The bathrooms were super nice. Whenever we communicated with the property management, we received a quick response. We enjoyed the pool area. We just wished it was opened a little later. Two of the beach chairs were great but two were bad. We would have really liked boogie boards as well. Some of the shoes and snorkel masks left in the bins were rotten. All in all a great trip with adequate accommodations Add $5 per night to the fees and supply good beach chairs. Boogies boards. Spices, oil , sugar, and other basic cooking items and the place would be a 7 plus. As is. 5.5 is our rating.
Chris P.
December 2023

Very restful and comfortable
Douglas S.
December 2023

John is a great host, went out of his way to make sure our family had a great trip. Condo was well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. The extra gear, especially the paddle boards were a big plus. It’s a lovely spot to explore the South side of the island! Would definitely stay again.
November 2023

Beautiful condo with owners prizewinning artwork an extra bonus. Great location away from crazy downtown Kona and just a short walk to Keauhou Bay & Outrigger Hotel where there are many activities open to public PLUS nearby shopping center has everything one could need!”
Betty M.
November 2023

We absolutely loved our stay here. Everything was as pictured, and from the moment we walked in it felt like home. The beds were very comfortable, as well as the living room furniture. Kitchen was clean with great work space. We had everything we could possibly need. The sunset views from the lanai were amazing! It was also fun to just relax and enjoy watching the birds, and hilariously, the wild goats that come and go on the golf course. Since we were so off course from our regular schedule at home and work, I woke repeatedly throughout the night. I loved just stepping out of bed and onto the lanai to enjoy the night skies, or early morning coffee as the sun rose. There were ample supplies of beach toys, as well as a nice size cooler. We especially appreciated this since we were at beaches every day, all day. We would HIGHLY recommend doing the manta ray dive. It was an experience none of us will forget! You can also walk down to the viewing deck at the Outrigger to just watch the mantas come in. We like the relaxed and more private location of this property. We put many, many miles on our rental jeep, since we wanted to do a lot of exploring, including hidden beaches. It was very warm in the condo, but our understanding is that this is the way it is on this island with no A/C. No problem at all. There were more than enough fans to keep us comfortable. I'll just say, no complainers allowed here, please, because we loved it and want it to stay the same! Thank you Cor!
Sandy L.
November 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Good location in relation to amenities, large condo with great bbq, comfy beds and in unit laundry. Downside was gardeners coming onto lanai and blowing things around and up against the sliders while trying to enjoy a morning coffee. Mongoose use the lanais for a super highway, so watch that they are closed. Stairs down to unit/back up to parking could be troublesome if you have knee issues, but was fine for us. Would stay again, super easy to deal with Knutson and condo was clean, convenient with lots of room. Pool area large and easy access.
Dana B.
November 2023

You will not be disappointed. Location is centrally located for everything we had planned, snorkeling, coffee tours, national parks and so much history. The sunsets are beautiful from anywhere in the home. It was incredibly clean, comfortable and quiet to relax. Helen is lovely and brought us yummy avocados and coffee and made sure we were taken care of. Such an enjoyable time.
cheryl L.
November 2023

Great condo. Only issue was the lani would get wet from sprinklers and the tile becomes extremely slick.
Cherie A.
October 2023

Marilyn was an extremely responsive and accommodating host. The condo was well-kept and well-equipped, in an excellent location. The only two negatives I would point to: 1. It’s something of a tight fit for six people if they are not all from the same family, as the loft bedroom really affords little privacy. 2. The second main floor bedroom runs hot, even with the use of fans. This problem is exacerbated by the type of sheets/bedding that are used, as they are a t-shirt type of material which retains heat. This would be an easy fix.
Daniel B.
October 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great layout, very spacious and great location to ride out the Kona Iron Man crazy. Quiet complex with easy going neighbors and easy parking. Though unit is considered ground floor, you do have a set of approx 18 steps down/up from the parking area. Tip to make it easier is a sloping path from managers office if you can't do stairs.
A guest from Hollister, CA
October 2023

Very clean place. It had everything inside that we needed. We had 3 cars and there is only 1 designated parking spot so that got challenging at times. It is warm in the loft but the bedrooms were fine for sleeping temperatures.
Candace C.
October 2023

I don’t think we ever stayed in a place that had so much of everything a family needs. Clean, modern, all the utensils, lots of beach stuff, all the little things. Thank you!
katja d.
October 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The condominium was very clean, the kitchen well-stocked with what you need to cook and plenty of space in the dining room or lanai. We enjoyed our stay very much and can't wait to go back!
Paige S.
October 2023

We all enjoyed our stay. The place was awesome and the amenities were fantastic! We loved our vacation and hope to return. Would stay here again!!!
Amy K.
October 2023

Great stay! Beautiful place and fantastic location!
Elena R.
October 2023

The condo was clean and comfortable, as pictured.
Leah I.
September 2023

Thank you for being so accommodating. Our stay here was wonderful and woukd highly recommend it for anyone looking to book in Kona!
Amanda C.
September 2023

was a very nice home and was roomy and fresh
Eduardo G.
September 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great place and location! My daughter and I had an amazing time
Tara L.
September 2023

Quiet spot on southern end of Kailua-Kona. As described. Perfect for our family
Bernadette F.
August 2023

Wish there was air conditioning! It was hot and stuffy
Elizabeth C.
August 2023

Enjoyed my stay, beautiful location!
Angel-Lynna T.
August 2023

I had the most amazing experience during my recent stay at this condo that exceeded all expectations. The location was perfectly situated, offering both a serene escape from the city and easy access to nearby attractions. The condo itself was incredibly spacious, providing a luxurious and comfortable environment. However, the real highlight was the expansive lanai that offered stunning views of the surroundings, making it the perfect spot to unwind and soak in the beauty. What truly made this stay exceptional was the host's hospitality. She was the sweetest lady I've ever encountered, welcoming us with warmth and genuine kindness. Not only did she prepare a personalized fruit basket, showcasing her thoughtful touch, but she also allowed us to check in early, going above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. Her attentive and caring nature added a personal touch that made the experience truly unforgettable. If you're looking for a perfect blend of a great location, spacious accommodations, and a host who treats you like family, this vacation rental is an absolute must-visit.
August 2023

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